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  • Helooooo?__Anybody home?

    Looks like nobody has ever posted anything to this section since it was created!

    Oh well, I can fix that. At the risk of being narcissistic...



    Andy

  • #2
    Andy,

    One of my club memebers is an Erie/Erie Lackawanna Fan and I have broadened my horizons to include some cars from that railroad.





    And more are in the works!

    Rick J

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    • #3
      I have legitimate need for a variety of EL freight cars even though my primary road is N&W, EL rolling stock figures prominently in the east-west traffic. I have only OOB EL stuff so far, but I've been accumulating data, decals, and kits.

      I like the combo door car. NKP had an interesting and similar car. As did AC&Y... Intermountain did an RTR version of the bright yellow AC&Y car. The door sizes are not quite right but I probably will never get around to changing them.

      Andy

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      • #4
        I need some HO scale Erie heralds of the 1930s period. Anybody know of a source?

        -Dave
        -Dave

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        • #5
          quote:


          Originally posted by Thorn Creek and Western


          I need some HO scale Erie heralds of the 1930s period. Anybody know of a source?

          -Dave


          Ted Cullota of Speedwitch Models has decals for a 1937 AAR Erie Boxcar with heralds.

          http://www.speedwitch.com/Decals/d127.htm

          Rick J

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          • #6
            Thank you, Rick! id="size4">

            -Dave
            -Dave

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by el3637


              Looks like nobody has ever posted anything to this section since it was created!

              Oh well, I can fix that. At the risk of being narcissistic...


              Andy, there's actually three pages of topics ! When you open up this section, you will notice by default it's only showing topics in the last 30 days. Click the drop box and change that to "all topics" and hit GO.


              Mark.

              PS - Great looking engine ! :up:

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              • #8
                Andy, my layout exists in the Erie and Lacawanna territory, but before the E-L merger. So, you will find Erie cars and Lacawanna cars, but no E-L cars.

                These are by train miniature (remember their old 'three of a kind' releases?)





                An Athearn gon to which I added wire grabs, a load, and some weathering.





                An Athearn hopper.



                Hoppers by Ahtearn, Ulrich, and Accurail (left to right).


                Bruce

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                • #9
                  This is only one of thousands of my EL layout


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                  • #10
                    Andy: Like the EL extended frame SD-45, very nicely done

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                    • #11
                      I like the E-L, but model a time just before the E-L. I do have some DLW and Erie cars on the layout though.

                      The E-L paint scheme is one of my favourite though.

                      Phil
                      --

                      Phillip Blancher

                      Modelling the Rutland in 1957

                      http://www.rutlandrailway.con

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                      • #12
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by buffalobillho


                        Andy: Like the EL extended frame SD-45, very nicely done


                        Thanks. it's tempting to build another one... hard to believe the 3637 is now 14 years old. It was actually started in August of 96!

                        Some better materials out there now, including the new fuel tanks from Athearn which would be a better starting point than the Kato - although Kato is still king for the motor and gearboxes.

                        This model actually got a minor makeover a couple years ago. Replaced the inertial hatch and dynamic brake vent with Athearn parts from their EL SD45-2, and replaced all of the original fans (modified DA with OMI blades and DA grills) with heavily modified Cannon fans.

                        Also if I were doing it again I'd use a P2K shell for the roofline instead of RPP, and then use those very nice Plano SD45 radiator grills as well.

                        Andy

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                        • #13
                          quote:


                          Originally posted by Mark R.

                          Andy, there's actually three pages of topics !


                          Hmm, they're showing up now. But still, it had been a while. I don't know if it's cool to post a reply to a thread that is over a year old and bring it back to front, so I guess it's just as well I started a new one.

                          EL is a secondary road for me, I primarily model N&W but I model anything that ran through Hammond Tower so that also includes the EL, L&N, Chessie/C&O, Penn Central, IHB, and half a block to the north the South Shore if I want to go there. I have several Athearn and Kato straight EL SD45s, some Athearn SD45-2s, and a Kato GP35 in EL paint. I think I might also have an older Atlas C424 and a GP7 in EL. As much fun as it would be to build another SDP45, I'm leaning more toward building an E unit - as seen in freight service circa 1974-75, but EL tended to run those in 3 and 4-packs, so making just one won't cut it. I have some old run undec Proto E8s, but not sure I want to start with them or maybe find some of the newer shells.

                          Andy

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                          • #14
                            AFAIK, nobody minds reviving old threads. Some ephemeral subjects get spun off to the archive, but modeling content has a long life span.
                            James

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                            • #15
                              I work mostly in G Scale. This picture is the DL&W "blue coal" hopper I did and sold:




                              I also did an Erie boxcar with dry transfers:



                              And a Lackawanna boxcar:



                              I am running both boxcars for now, although I am considering selling them. I do so much buying, painting, and lettering, I have to thin out at some point.

                              Lou

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